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Get the latest info on this year's Challenge at http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org
The Department of Defense created a video about last year's Real World Design Challenge. Click here to access the movie.

Challenge Topic: Futuristic Wing
The students will design a wing of a Boeing 737. Traditional wings have the internal structure provide the strength of the wing and are covered by an aluminum skin. The new wing design will use a composite material as the skin of the wing which will provide the strength of the wing. Students will be asked to design a wing to optimize the performance of the plane.
  • Important Dates
    • State Challenge
      • October 4, 2010 (Based on completion of Challenge tasks & testing)
      • November 19, 2010 - Team Registration Deadline
      • January 31, 2011 - Solution Submission Deadline
      • February 1 - 15, 2011 - State Challenge Digital Submissions Scored by Judges
      • February 16 - 22, 2011 - State Winners Announced
    • National Challenge
      • February 22, 2011 - National Challenge Issued
      • March 28, 2011 - Solution Submission Deadline
      • April 4 - 13, 2011 - National Challenge Digital Submissions Scored by Judges
      • April 15 - 18, 2011 - National Challenge Event
  • Software
    • Pro/ENGINEER 5.0 for geometric design
    • Mechanica
    • Mathcad
    • Access to the Windchill collaboration site (provided by PTC)
    • FloEFD.Pro fluid dynamics testing (provided by Mentor Graphics)
    • Mathcad for asking what if questions that link to data analysis and 3D design and facilitate technical reporting
    • NEi Nastran & Zona Aero for aero-elasticity (or wing flutter) testing.
    • Getting Started with PTC Software Guide - Quick Getting Started Guide.pdf
  • Free online training at http://www.ptcacademy.com Once you are trained you may download the software.